Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Playing the Violin

Yesterday Jillian brought her violin to school and played for her class!  She did an awesome job.  I'm so proud of her hard work!

Hot Cross Buns

We have been working hard on recorders in 3rd and 4th grades.  This week we added an accompaniment on the xylophones for the song Hot Cross Buns!  They did a terrific job!

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Cat Came Back!

This week we are singing songs and doing activities about Cats!  Here are a few videos that you might get to watch in class!!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Mrs. Land is AWESOME!!!

Today I had a class that wasn't able to make it to music because they had a special event in their classroom at that time!  So, Mrs. Morton (my intern) and I went to PE!  We did the giant parachute and it was SO MUCH FUN!!!!!  Mrs. Land (the PE teacher) does such fun, amazing things!!!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Family Night!

Our first Family Night of the year will be Thursday, November 9 from 6:00-7:30.  

2nd grade will present a Thanksgiving themed performance at 6:00.
1st grade will present a Veteran's Day themed performance at 6:45. 

Here are a few of the songs that we have been working on!

1st Grade:
Military Medley

My Country Tis of Thee

Grand Old Flag

God Bless America

2nd Grade:
Autumn Leaf


Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all!

It's finally starting to feel like fall (well . . . sort of).  And, this week we are celebrating October by singing some fun fall and Halloween songs!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Rhythm Reading for October!

Its a new month!  October is Mrs. Stahl's favorite month because
 is Mrs. Stahl's favorite holiday!!!

We will be doing a lot of fun activities this month - starting with this awesome Rhythm Reading song!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Our recorders have arrived!  They were sent home yesterday - there were 86 very happy kids!
(and probably some annoyed parents...😜)

Parents I PROMISE we will get better!!!

Enjoy these awesome recorder videos!!

This is a band called PerKelt performing an Irish Folk Song on guitar and recorder!!

Here is a girl playing an Alto Recorder (its bigger than ours - ours are Soprano Recorders)
She is playing Blank Space by Taylor Swift!

BEST ONE OF ALL - this guy is beatboxing WHILE playing recorder.  WHAT?!?!?!?!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Rhythm Reading Fun!

Every class time we practice Rhythm Reading (Grades 2-4)!  
Each month we have different music and rhythms/movements.
Here is our Rhythm Reading song for September!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Welcome back to school!

We have been having so much fun in music this year!  Here's what we've been up to the past few weeks!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Talented Kids

I have some of the most talented students here at Dover Elementary.  I love it when they share their talent with me!  This is a sweet 4th grader.  She is such a hard worker and is playing so great.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fun with Centers!

Every year we spend the first 2 weeks of May doing Music Centers.  Some are educational, some are just for fun!  We wait all year for this!


There are 3 PEOPLE in the pic above. 
Do you see the hidden 2nd grader?!?!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Word of the Week Challenge

Each week we learn a Word of the Week.  Last week was our last week to learn a word.  We have learned 48 words!!

This week we are doing a review game/competition.  The students must work as a class to match all 48 words with the definition. 

It also happens to be State Testing week.  So, several of our classes had to miss music.

 Here is and time for the classes that were able to participate:

2nd Grade

Widner - 5 min. 59 seconds

Williams- 7 min. 22 seconds

3rd Grade

                                 Race  -  6 min. 37 seconds 

Young -  5 min. 05 seconds

4th Grade

    Aday  -  3 min. 41 seconds

                                   Arivett-  3 min. 24seconds

Ode to A Marshmallow

This week is full of fun!  We are nearing the end of school (4 more music classes!!)

First grade is singing Ode to A Marshmallow.  It is a super fun song from Music K-8!

We made campfires from boomwhackers and pretended to roast marshmallows while we sang!


We also sang a song about Balloons!   

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Folk Dance Fun!

This week in Music Class is the letter Z week for Kindergarten!!  Every week we learn a different song for a letter of the alphabet.  We have been working hard for 26 weeks and are SUPER excited to be singing the Z song!

We are also  Folk Dancing!!
Kindergarten and First Grade are doing the Flower Dance 💮
Check out this Kindergarten class!  (It is suuuuuuuuper cute!)

2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grade are doing an Irish Folk Dance called Bridge of Athlone.  Check out this 4th grade class!  (They are cute, too!😉)


On the way back to class, I happened to notice a couple of these guys with a fancy headpiece...
They crack me up.  :D

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Time Signature & Frogs!

Last week our Word of the Week was Time Signature.  This is a brand new word that we have never learned before!  Here is the song that we use to help us remember!

In 2nd Grade we also read a great book called Jump Frog Jump.

And, played along on a super cool instrument called the
Frog Guiro.
Mrs. Bryant's Class had a special friend who wanted to join in.  :)
Then, we sang 5 Little Speckled Frogs with some neat jumping frogs!  Check out this video to see the fun we had!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Low Rider

Last week in Music Class, 3rd and 4th Grade played along with a super cool song from the 70's called Low Rider. 
Here are a couple of classes!
(Kristin Lukow is who created this wonderful play along activity.  She is a great elementary music teacher in Nebraska!  Look for her on Facebook & YouTube!)
Videographer for this class was "Joe".  :)

Yankee Doodle Dance

Every week in Kindergarten we learn a song for the letter of the alphabet.  Last week we learned the Y song - Yankee Doodle.  We also do a dance to this song. 
Here are a group of 1st graders doing the Yankee Doodle Dance!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Percussion Family

This week we are learning about the
Percussion Family!
Check out these videos that we watched in class.
Class Notes Percussion Family

Louisville Leopards Percussion Ensemble Play Led Zeppelin

Stomp Newspapers


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Strings Family

This week we are learning about the Strings Family of instruments!

Here are a few videos that we are watching in class.

Class Notes - Strings

House of Sound - Strings


Joyous Quintet - Little Big Shots


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Brass Family!

This week we are learning about Brass Instruments!  Brass instruments are long tubes that are curled up.  To make a sound, you must "Buzz" your lips into the mouthpiece.

Here are the videos that we are watching in class.

Class Notes - Brass

House of Sound - Brass

Pelican 212 Brass Ensemble on Little Big Shots!

How It's Made - French Horn

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Woodwind Family Of Instruments

During the month of March, we will be learning about the 4 Instrument Families!

This week, we are learning about the Woodwind instruments.  

Here are the videos that we will be watching.

Class Notes - "Finding the Right Instrument for You:  The Woodwinds Family"

House of Sound - Woodwinds

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mrs. Land plays guitar!!!!

Did you know that Mrs. Land can play the guitar?!?!
Last week she stopped by my room and picked up my guitar and started playing!   I was surprised! So, I grabbed my phone and started recording!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happy New Year!

It's been a really long time since I've made a post!!  So, here is an update on what has been going on at Dover Elementary!

4th grade has begun Recorder Karate and they are doing great!

January is Elvis Month!  K-3 are learning about Elvis!!  He's a favorite around here.  Check out the Elvis tab above for our favorite videos!

This week in 2nd-4th, our Word(s) of the Week are Whole Note, Half Note, Quarter Note, and Eighth Note.  We are watching this video to help us better understand these notes!